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Finding Irish Family

I am trying to find out more information about Edward Molloy and his wife Mary Ann(e) Murphy who were married at St Andrew's, Dublin in 1854. Thanks Will.

Will Stock

Saturday 12th January 2019, 01:41AM

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  • Unfortunately the early Catholic registers give very little detail to work with, no residence occupations or father's names etc. - so difficult to be certain of any possible lines working back. The entry in the marriage register (see towards the bottom of the right hand page)  only includes the date, names of the couple and the names of the witnesses, neither with the same surnames as the couple.  Marriages generally took place in the bride's parish so it's possible that's the parish Many Ann was baptised in, but with such a common surname and no additonal clues it would be difficult to be certain of an possible baptism matches.

    A general search for possible baptisms for Edward or equivilent Edmond in the Dublin city records on the free IrishGenealogy website show quite a number of potential matches - approx. 10, the difficulty is figuring out if 'your' Edward is one of these or possibly moved to the city and was born somewhere outside Dublin city (Note - the IrishGenealogy website does not include at least one major Catholic parish in DUblin city - St Pauls, Arran Quay).

    Did your Edward and Mary-Anne stay in Ireland ? I  had a quick search for possible baptisms of children but didn't locate any promising matches in Dublin.


    Monday 14th January 2019, 06:48PM
  • Hi

    Thanks for the feedback. My relatives left Ireland soon after they were married and moved to Scotland, Liverpool and then London. They appear in the census returns for 1871 onwards with my grandmother Catherine Molloy being born in London where she married Walter Stock and had 11 children.

    I did not hear anything from my Dad about where in Ireland the family might have originated so I have been unable togo any further back than Edward and Mary-Ann.


    Will Stock

    Tuesday 15th January 2019, 06:33AM